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INTRODUCTION

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is a combination of Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid which belongs to the group of medicines called Cephalosporins and Beta-lactamase inhibitors, respectively. GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is used in children to treat mild to moderate infections such as otitis media (middle ear infection), nose & throat infections, respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, reproductive tract infection, and skin infection.

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in children allergic to Cefpodoxime, Clavulanic acid, and/or other cephalosporin group of antibiotics. It is also not recommended for use in children suffering from galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency (lactose intolerance), and glucose-galactose malabsorption (condition marked by body’s inability to absorb glucose and galactose sugars).

Before administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP, inform your doctor if the child has previous history of hypersensitivity reactions to medicines such as cefpodoxime, other cephalosporins, penicillin, and/or have kidney problems (such as mild/moderate/severe renal impairment), and liver problems (such as hepatic insufficiency/impairment).

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women since it is used only in children (aged below 12 years). It is also not recommended for use in elderly patients.

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is recommended for use in children aged below 12 years. Consult your doctor before administering the medicine to infants (less than 2 years) as safety and efficacy of the medicine have not been established. It is not recommended for use in elderly patients as it is used only in children.

The most common side effects of administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP in child are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, vaginal fungal infections, and/or vulvovaginal infections. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.

USES OF GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP

Used in paediatric patients:

  • To treat mild to moderate infections such as otitis media (middle ear infection), nose & throat infections, respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, reproductive tract infection, and skin infection

HOW GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP WORKS

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP helps to treat mild to moderate infections, where Cefpodoxime works by preventing the formation of the protective covering of the bacteria which is essential for the survival of bacteria and Clavulanic acid works by reducing the resistance and enhancing the activity of Cefpodoxime against bacteria thus preventing the occurrence of infections in affected children.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Dry Syrup/ Oral Suspension:

Administer GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP as advised by your physician. Shake the dry powder loose and reconstitute the dry powder in required quantity of water before consuming. Your doctor will decide the exact dose and duration of treatment for your child depending on child’s age, body weight and disease condition.

Syrup:

Administer GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP as advised by your physician. Shake well before use. Your doctor will decide the exact dose and duration of treatment for your child depending on child’s age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP

COMMON

  • diarrhoea, vomiting
  • diaper rash/fungal skin rash  
  • non-fungal skin rash

UNCOMMON

  • localized/generalized abdominal pain, abdominal cramp, headache, weakness, fever, fungal infection
  • nausea, altered taste, anorexia (eating disorder), dry mouth, oral mucositis, pseudomembranous colitis (inflammation of colon)
  • thrombocythemia (low platelet count)
  • muscle spasm/pain, hallucination, nervousness, excessive sleepiness
  • bleeding from nose, stuffy nose
  • fungal infection of skin and nail, red itchy welts, acne, exfoliative dermatitis (severe inflammation of skin), rash

RARE

Stop administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP and consult your doctor immediately in case the child experiences:

  • signs of allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing, breathlessness, itchy skin, and/or raised rash
  • seizures

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea/vomiting:

Have the child take this medicine with or just after a meal or a snack. Let the child stick to simple meals and avoid having rich or spicy food.

Headache:

Ask the child to take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Headaches usually go away after first week of administration of GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP. If it lasts more than a week or becomes severe, then inform your doctor.

Diarrhoea: 

Ask the child to drink lots of fluids such as water or fruit juices so that the child is sufficiently hydrated. Do not administer any medicine to treat the condition on your own. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve or becomes worse.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it is used only in children.

BREASTFEEDING

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it is used only in children.

KIDNEY

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP should be administered with caution in children with kidney problems such as mild, moderate, and severe renal impairment. Consult your doctor before administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP to the child.

LIVER

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP should be administered with caution in children with liver problems such as hepatic impairment/insufficiency. Consult your doctor before administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP to the child.

ALLERGY

Do not administer GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP if the child is allergic to cefpodoxime, clavulanic acid, other cephalosporin group of antibiotics, and/or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in child, if it has:

  • galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency (lactose intolerance), glucose-galactose malabsorption (condition marked by inability of the body to absorb glucose and galactose sugars).

Before taking GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP inform your doctor if the child has:

  • previous hypersensitivity reactions to cefpodoxime, other cephalosporins, penicillin, and/or other medicines.

Use in Paediatrics:

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is recommended for use in children (aged below 12 years). Consult your doctor before administering the medicine to infants (less than 2 years) as safety and efficacy of the medicine have not been established.

Use in Geriatrics:

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in elderly patients as it is used only in children.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP, inform your doctor, if your child is taking any of the following medicine:

  • antacids (medicines used to relieve indigestion and heartburn) Ex. sodium bicarbonate, aluminium hydroxide
  • probenecid (used to treat gout)
  • nephrotoxic drugs (medicines that can damage kidney via various mechanisms) Ex. aminoglycosides, amphotericin B.

Overdosage:

If the child or anyone else accidentally take too much of GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP, consult and inform your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. The symptoms of overdosage of GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP may include nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, and diarrhoea.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cefpodoxime, Clavulanic Acid
Pharmacological Category :   Cephalosporin, Beta-lactamase inhibitors
Therapeutic Indication :   Mild to moderate infections (caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms) in children
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Dispersible Tablet, Dry Syrup, Dry Suspension, Oral Suspension, Suspension, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

  •  Keep GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP out of reach of children
  • Store GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP below 25°C

FAQs ABOUT GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP

What is GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP used for?

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is used in children to treat mild to moderate infections such as otitis media (middle ear infection), nose & throat infections, respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, reproductive tract infection, and skin infection.

How GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP works?

GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP helps to treat mild to moderate infections, where Cefpodoxime works by preventing the formation of the protective covering of the bacteria which is essential for the survival of bacteria and Clavulanic acid works by reducing the resistance and enhancing the activity of Cefpodoxime against bacteria thus preventing the occurrence of infections in affected children. 

What are the most common side effects of taking GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP?

The most common side effects of administering GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP in child are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, vaginal fungal infections, and/or vulvovaginal infections. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.

Can GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP cause diarrhoea?

Yes, GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP causes diarrhoea as it is the most common side effect associated with the use of medicine. If such side effects experienced, then ask the child to drink lots of fluids such as water or fruit juices so that the child is sufficiently hydrated. Do not administer any medicine to treat the condition on your own. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve or becomes worse.

How GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP is administered in the child?

Administer GUDCEF CV DRY SYRUP as advised by your physician. Shake the dry powder loose and reconstitute the dry powder in required quantity of water before consuming. Your doctor will decide the exact dose and duration of treatment for your child depending on child’s age, body weight and disease condition.

REFERENCES

1. K.D. Tripathi. Beta-Lactam Antibiotics. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 724 & 728.

2. P Gehanno, B Barry, S Bobin, C Safran. Twice daily cefpodoxime proxetil compared with thrice daily amoxicillin/clavulanic acid for treatment of acute otitis media in children. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed.gov. [Revised in 1994] [Accessed on 7th July 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7855555/

3. CiplaMed. CEFOPROX CV Tablets. [Revised in October 2018] [Accessed on 7th July 2022] https://ciplamed.com/content/cefoprox-cv-tablets-suspension

4. Leeford Healthcare Limited. CEKODA CV DRY SYRUP. [Accessed on 7th July 2022] https://www.leeford.in/product/375/cekoda-cv-dry-syrup

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Bacterial culture test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    40 g
    Ingredient
    CEFPODOXIME 50 mg+CLAVULANATE(CLAVULANIC ACID) 31.25 mg
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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Gudcef CV Dry Syrup 30ml

Gudcef CV Dry Syrup 30ml Mkt: Mankind Pharma Pvt Ltd

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